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Jonah Lomu Drive officially blessed

Jonah Lomu Drive officially blessed

The first street of Paerata Rise has been blessed for construction

Grafton Downs is proud to announce Jonah Lomu Drive was officially named and blessed by kaumatua, members of Tainui and Reverend Ali'itasi Salesa

in a ceremony last month.

Welcomed by powhiri on to the newly cemented street were members of the Lomu family, including wife Nadene and their two sons, Dhyreille and Brayley, gathered with staff and students from Wesley College, as well as Lomu's mother Hepi and brother John Lomu.

"There's just so much significance here, which is really special to be a part of. To be able to say that there is a street named after Jonah Lomu in New Zealand, I think it is a wonderful thing,” Nadene Lomu told The Herald.

"I also think it's a very fitting tribute to Jonah for the imprint that he's left on many heart of the old boys here at Wesley and the ones who are presently here. But also for the generations to come through."

Read more here: South Auckland street to be named after All Black legend Jonah Lomu

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